MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Monroe Police Department says a 16-year-old has died after being shot on Sunday. The boy is one of two juveniles shot in two separate Sunday shootings.
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According to police, the first shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at the Kingsway Apartments in the 4200 block of Elm Street. Police say officers found a young black male juvenile with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The juvenile was airlifted to Shreveport for his injuries and is said to be in stable condition. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to police. His age has not been released, but he is believed to be a preteen.
Police say detectives are aggressively working this incident and ask for public assistance in solving this case.
Roughly four hours later, there was another shooting. A 16-year-old was shot at 10:12 p.m. in the 1600 block of South 4th Street. Police say he was taken to a hospital where he later died. The circumstances around the shooting have not been released. Police say they do not have a suspect in the case.
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Police say no arrests have been made in either shooting.
They have increased patrols in light of recent shootings and urge residents to say something if they see something.
Police continue to investigate both shootings. Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to call Monroe PD at (318) 329-2600. You can also call Crime Stoppers at (318) 388-2274.
You can submit a tip anonymously at Crime Stoppers of North Delta.